John-Abshier,-PA-C Smithson Valley Family Medicine office

Ms. Morris has been a provider at our practice since 2008 and has a special clinical interest in women’s health.  

 

Ms. Morris and her husband, Brad, have one son.  Ms. Morris enjoys traveling, exercising, photography and spending time at the coast with her husband and son.

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Meet Matthew Nicola, M.D.

 

 

Stephen Vreeke, M.D.

Dr. Vreeke received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Vreeke completed his Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and became Board Certified in 1998. Dr. Vreeke is currently on staff at Christus Santa Rosa, New Braunfels.

Dr. Nicola, a native Texan, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Nicola completed his Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Conroe and became Board Certified in 1999. Dr. Nicola is currently on staff at Methodist and North Central Baptist Hospitals.

Learn more about Andrea Morris, PA-C.

Ms. Morris received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.  She then attended the University Of North Texas Health Science Center in Ft. Worth, where she received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies.  Ms. Morris has been a practicing Physician Assistant since 2006.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Dr. Nicola served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman/Navy S.E.A.L. and most recently as a Family Practitioner/Diving Medical Officer. He and his wife Shemaine have two daughters. Dr. Nicola enjoys marathon running and competing in triathlons.

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Get to know Jose A. Martinez, Jr. PA-C.

 

Mr. Martinez received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Physician Assistant Major from The University of George Washington, Washington, D. C. He obtained a Master of Physician Assistant Studies with a Specialization in Family Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Read more about Ron Mandrell, PA-C.

 

 

Mr. Mandrell attended the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Oklahoma and received his Bachelor of Science there in 1986. He completed is Family Practice training at the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO. As a career Air Force officer, he served as a military P.A. in numerous stateside (Colorado, California, Texas) and overseas (Germany, Operation Desert Storm) assignments. He retired from active duty service in 1996 and began practicing as a civilian P.A.

Andrea Morris, PA-C.  Jose A. Martinez, Jr. PA-C. Stephen Vreeke, M.D. Ron Mandrell, PA-C.

Dr. Vreeke served in the United States Air Force as a Family Physician/Flight Surgeon. He enjoys training for distance runs and triathlons.

Mr. Martinez has been a practicing PA since 1994. His experience includes Urgent Care, Geriatric and Family Medicine. He cares for patients of all ages and has an interest in Geriatric Medicine and Diabetes Management.

 

Mr. Martinez served 24 years in the United States Navy before retiring. He enjoys hunting, fishing and cycling. Both he and his wife of 28 yrs enjoy world travel.

 

A native of South Texas, Mr. Martinez speaks Spanish.

He lives with his artist wife (retired nurse) Christie and their 2 dogs and 5 cats in Spring Branch, Texas. His son lives in San Antonio now, and the hill country has become "home" for the family. His hobbies include woodworking, fishing, and camping.

 

Ron has worked in all aspects of family medicine throughout his career and sees patients of all ages. He looks forward to meeting and providing care to you and your family in the future.

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John Abshier, PA-C

Mr. Abshier began his medical career as a Special Forces medic in 1978 before attending the US Army Physician Assistant program. In 1992, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from its affiliate university, University of Oklahoma, as well as completed the Army Flight Surgeon Course. He retired from the military in 1998 and moved to San Antonio where he worked at the San Antonio Military Medical Center through December 1 2015, specializing in Internal Medicine.

He and his wife, Carolyn have been married since 1983 and have a son and a daughter.

They enjoy living in the Hill Country, spending time outdoors and with family, and traveling.  Mr. Abshier also enjoys hunting, fishing, and reading.

Lauren Siwald, PA-C

Ms. Siwald received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University. Following her undergraduate degree, she attended Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Midland where she obtained a masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of both the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Ms. Siwald will be getting married in December 2017 to her fiance, Travis. She has a one year old French bulldog named Oliver. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and supporting the Aggies (Gig'em)!!

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